I Gusti Ngurah Rai
The Best Improved Airport in Asia Pacific The 1st Place in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award 2015, winners for Best Improved Airport in Asia-Pacific by Airport Council International (ACI) NEWS
Ngurah Rai International Airport is an international airport located in the southern part of Bali, Indonesia, precisely in Tuban, Kuta. The airport of which name is taken from an Indonesian national hero from Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Rai has a long history. It was built in 1930 by Voor Verkeer en Waterstaat (Public Work Department), this runway was an airstrip of 700 meters long on the grass in the middle of the field and the cemetery in Tuban Village. Because it is located in the Tuban Village, the surrounding communities named this airstrip as Tuban Airport.
To increase tourism of Bali, in 1963-1969, the Indonesian Government conducted a development project as well as preparation for the internationalization of Tuban Airport. The inauguration marked Tuban Airport Development completion by President Soeharto on August 1, 1969, which also became a moment of change of name from Tuban Airport into Ngurah Rai International Airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali).
In 2013, Ngurah Rai International Airport was revitalized from the capacity of 1.5 million people per years to 15 million people a year. The flow of passengers coming to Bali through the airport has reached 9.5 million people per years.
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